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  • David Nicklaus: End of Fed bond buying will test economy's strength

    After more than two years, the Federal Reserve has taken financial markets off life support. Now we'll find out how well the patient can breathe on its own. Back in September 2012, with the economy limping along and price indexes setting off alarms about...
  • Fed's Lacker says must better adapt bankruptcy code to financial firms

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal financial regulators must remove the implicit view from creditors that the government will step in to protect large financial institutions, and to better adapt the bankruptcy code to these firms, a top Fed official said on...
  • U.S. service sector growth drops again in October: ISM survey

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed more than expected in October, sliding for a second straight month to its lowest level since June, but employment hit a fresh nine-year high, according to an industry report...
  • CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets

    CME Group sets volume record as global economic fears hit markets
    CME Group set a single-day volume record on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the global economy, the world's largest futures market operator said on Thursday. Volumes across all of CME's asset classes reached 39,567,064 contracts, easily topping the...
  • Late-summer 2015 too late for rate hike: Fed's Fisher

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Raising the U.S. Federal Reserve's key interest rate in late-summer of 2015, as financial markets generally expect, would be waiting too long, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said on Monday. Fisher, a hawkish Fed policymaker who...
  • Fed could move before markets expect, Fisher says

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve could very well raise interest rates before the time that investors are now predicting, a top U.S. central banker said on Monday, citing decent growth in the United States and top trading partners Mexico and...
  • Dow flirts with record high as Japan gives stock markets a boost

    Investors who have been waiting for good news on the global economy finally got some Friday. Sparked by a surprisingly assertive policy move from the Bank of Japan, U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally to close out a wild October with what analysts...
  • Investors pull back from stocks in October as Fed money-printing ends

    LONDON (Reuters) - Equity holdings in global portfolios dipped to the lowest in more than a year in October as lingering caution about world growth and central bank policies prompted European, U.S. and British funds to trim allocations. A monthly...
  • Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

    Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble
    Initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week to their lowest level in 14 years as the labor market continued to show signs of improvement despite global economic problems. The number of people filing for first-time unemployment benefits...
  • Consumer spending drops in September as income growth slows

    Americans unexpectedly tightened their purse strings a bit in September, sending consumer spending to its first drop in eight months, as income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumer spending declined 0.2% after a jump of 0.5% in...
  • Peter Morici: Don't get panicky now; stocks still good investment

    Peter Morici: Don't get panicky now;  stocks still good investment
    Wall Street may be in a panic, but ordinary investors should not sell their stocks. A recession in Europe, slower growth in China, falling oil prices, and prospects the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates in 2015 are keeping money...